I know, I know, the title is a bit "cheesy" but I am thrilled to have found six dozen ORGANIC, CAGE FREE, BROWN, EGGS for .99 a dozen. The great part was I had two coupons for $1.00 off one dozen making my grand total $4.00 for $24.00 worth of eggs! I love organic eggs, I haunt the dairy aisle in search for marked down eggs. I really do, every time I go to the store I am hunting the reduced stickers like a fiend! If they have them I will buy EVERY marked down package they have.
Why? Well...I brown bag the Misters breakfast and his lunch. Yep... Every weekend, I scramble eggs for the Misters breakfast burritos, which cost aprox. .50 to .75 cents a piece. Before we married, he was buying the yucky pre-fabricated burritos from the convience store for $1.69. Six days a week. Now I can make ten burritos for less that $6.00. Two weeks worth of burritos! WOOT WOOT!
I usually scramble most of the eggs I buy and then freeze them. I read you can freeze the egg yolks if you put some sugar or salt in them. Didn't work for me, they were a gelatinous mess, not pretty and what a waste. So, I scramble the eggs and put them in containers for the next weeks burritos or a quick breakfast sandwich. The remainder of the eggs will be used for weekend breakfasts, cooking, baking and salads.
Store bought tortillas....99 to 1.79 for ten tortillas. One day soon I will start making my own! Cut down the cost even more.
Can of green chilies....40 cents. (I saved my lovely chilies I roasted for my Mexican dishes!)
Cheese....99 to 1.50. This cheese was on sale for $1.88 and I had a coupon for $1.00 off. Ordinarily I will just grate cheese I have frozen.
Splash of milk. Hard to equate cost for a splash...
Dozen eggs, usually .99 to $1.50 a dozen.
1/2 of chopped onion. .15 to .20 cents.
I like to put left over bacon, sausage, or ham in the burritos, along with fried potatoes if I have some from weekend breakfast.
I didn't take pictures of my end product as I had already rolled them up and froze them. This weeks burritos cost me less than $3.00 for ten! Thirty cents a burrito and they are better for the Mister than the cancer-causing-lizzard-fat convience store wanna be burritos any day!
I love the frugal life and hope I inspire you to try brown bagging the breakfast!